Southeast Connecticut Turns to Co-ops for High School Sports

...form co-ops.” According to Simon, southeastern Connecticut is the home of co-ops. Students from Essex, Deep River, Chester, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, East Haven, East Hampton, Killingworth, Haddam, Westbrook, Madison, Durham, Middlefield and Rockfall all share at least one sport with Lyme and Old Lyme.   This fall the number of...

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Essex Candidates for First Selectman Sound Off

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...serves as state senator for the 33rd District which includes Essex, Deep River, Chester, Westbrook, Colchester, Portland, Haddam, East Haddam, Lyme, Clinton and part of Old Saybrook. But Needleman said he often sees state mandates as a challenge on the local level. “It’s always a challenge because the state tends...

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Light Pollution — from Outer Space to Connecticut

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...light pollution,” Fortuna said.  Changing a mindset Some towns, however, have incorporated more extensive standards aimed at reducing, or at least mitigating, light pollution. “The Westbrook regulations refer to the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) as the bodies that set such...

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Essex Second in the State on Improved Scores; New London Beats Average; High Needs Scores Jump

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...overall achievement, 82 percent of students in Essex schools meet or exceed expectations in English language testing and 72.1 in math. This still ranks Essex behind Lyme-Old Lyme Schools, Westbrook and Old Saybrook in both math and English. But for Essex, these gains in achievement suggest a remarkable jump, especially...

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Pilot Program Tests On-Demand Transit for Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Essex and Centerbrook

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Estuary Transit District’s Xtramile service pilot will continue to provide an on-demand, alternative transportation option for an additional three months to residents and visitors in Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Essex and Centerbrook with financial assistance from the Department of Transportation.    “We are geared around the first mile, last mile dilemma surrounding...

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Formica and Carney Host Open House in Old Lyme

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...the rate on taxes but they expanded the base,” he said. Formica represents the 20th Senate District, which includes Bozrah, East Lyme, Montville, New London, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Salem, Waterford. Carney represents the 23rd General Assembly District, which includes Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. Some of the...

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Shoreline Food Pantries Consider Split

...towns, but neither Norwich nor New London. The 11 towns are Old Lyme, Lyme, East Lyme, Old Saybrook, Essex, Deep River, Chester, Westbrook, Killingworth, Clinton and Madison. The primary mission of SSKP is to ensure that residents of these towns do not go hungry. “I would like to make sure...

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Old Lyme Police Prepare for Summer

...summer a police officer will be on site at the beach every evening. According to Hunter, with a staff of seven, the summer surge really isn’t a problem. It’s just the busy season. But if necessary, the State Trooper Barracks in Westbrook can send someone over very quickly to help....

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